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Diploma in Multimedia Development

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online Diploma in Multimedia Development course covers the skills and techniques needed to create professional-looking videos, visual effects, motion graphics and animations. The course offers a rigorous exploration of key multimedia tools including Adobe Photoshop, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Flash, Audacity, Director MX and Adobe After Effects.

    The video-based tutorials are delivered in a non-technical and step-by-step manner by the award-winning multimedia teacher Russell Stannard. The Diploma course is ideal for those who want to gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of multimedia development tools and techniques and who want to enhance their career prospects in the process.

  • This course will help you understand the Flash interface and the tools it uses to create animation, enabling you to create fun animations in Flash. You will learn how to create a video using Flash, use Windows Movie Maker to create and edit videos, use Adobe Photoshop to edit photos, create pictures, graphics and much more. You will be able to use Audacity to create audio files for online podcasts. This course will encourage you to create interactive animations or presentations using Director MX 2004. Five technologies are combined in the course that will provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills you need to help you achieve your goals.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Diploma in Multimedia Development
  • Free

  • 10-15 Hours

  • Russell Stannard

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

Modules List( 13 )
  • Module
    1
    Windows Movie Maker for Video Editing
    • Windows Movie Maker for Video EditingThis free online course is an introduction to Windows Movie Maker. You will find out in a step-by-step manner how to edit video, add transitions and effects, how to add a narration, and how to export for YouTube or DVD.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Windows Movie Maker Part 1
    • Windows Movie Maker Part 2
    • Windows Movie Maker Part 3
  • Module
    2
    Adobe Flash - Create Interactive Quiz Questions
    • Adobe Flash - Create Interactive Quiz QuestionsThis free online course is an introduction to Adobe Flash. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to create interactive quiz questions, such as true/false, multiple choice, drag and drop, and hotspot questions.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Adobe Flash: Part 1
    • Adobe Flash: Part 2
    • Adobe Flash: Part 3
    • Adobe Flash: Part 4
  • Module
    3
    Adobe Photoshop - Graphics Editing Software
    • Adobe Photoshop - Graphics Editing SoftwareThis free online course is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to edit photographs, and use features such as layers, magic wand, lasso tool, crop tool, and paint brushes.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Resizing a picture - Part 1
    • Resizing a picture - Part 2
    • Cropping a picture
    • Using the history tool
    • Rotating a picture
    • Using the clone tool
    • Text tools and layers - Part 1
    • Text tools and layers - Part 2
    • Images and layers
    • Magnetic lasso tool
    • Making selections
    • Magic wand - Part 1
    • Magic wand - Part 2
    • Working with colors
    • The color picker
    • Paint brushes - Part 1
    • Paint brushes - Part 2
    • Paint bucket
    • Saving files as JPEGs
    • Saving files as GIFs
  • Module
    4
    Audacity - Audio Editing Software
    • Audacity - Audio Editing SoftwareThis free online course is an introduction to Audacity. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to edit audio files, and use features such as the zoom tool, echo tool, solo tool, fade audio in and out, and create an audio file for podcasting.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction to Audacity
    • Downloading Audacity
    • Getting the LAME mp3 encoder
    • Linking Audacity to the LAME mp3 encoder
    • Your first recording
    • Creating a project
    • Zooming tool
    • Using the solo tool
    • Using the echo tool
    • Scrolling along an audio file
    • Editing an audio file
    • Changing the volume
    • Fading audio in and out
    • Creating an audio file - Part 1
    • Creating an audio file - Part 2
    • Creating an audio file - Part 3
    • Creating an audio file - Part 4
  • Module
    5
    Adobe Flash CS3
    • Adobe Flash CS3This free online course covers Adobe Flash CS3. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to use the Flash interface, how to create basic ActionScript code, and how to use video in Flash.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Flash Interface
    • ActionScript 3.0 for Flash
    • Using Video in Flash
  • Module
    6
    Adobe Photoshop CS3
    • Adobe Photoshop CS3This free online course covers Adobe Photoshop CS3. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to use the tools in Photoshop to edit images, and how use advanced features to create graphics.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Photoshop CS3 - New Features
    • Using Photoshop CS3 Tools
    • Advanced Features of Photoshop CS3
  • Module
    7
    Director MX 2004 - Introduction to the Interface
    • Director MX 2004 - Introduction to the InterfaceThis free online course covers Director MX 2004. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to create cast members, put them on the stage, and animate them using the score to create engaging interactive animations .The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Setting up the panels
    • A first animation
    • Your second animation
    • Dragging copies to the score
    • Changing sizes
    • Rotating animation
    • Film loops
    • Changing a cast member
    • Editing sprites
    • Working with paint - Part 1
    • Working with paint - Part 2
    • Vectors and bitmaps
    • Reducing bitmap size
    • Working with text
    • Centre points
    • Importing files
    • Importing settings
    • Importing video and audio files
    • Working with sound
  • Module
    8
    Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe After EffectsThis free online course covers Adobe Effects. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to use the tools and features in Adobe After Effects to create motion graphics and amazing visual effects for your videos.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Learn about motion graphics and visual effects
  • Module
    9
    Director MX 2004 - Animating Graphics
    • Director MX 2004 - Animating GraphicsThis free online course covers animating graphics using Director MX 2004. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to add keyframes, add text, create cast members, put them on the stage, and animate them using the score to create engaging interactive animations .The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Starting off
    • Bring in pictures
    • Adding keyframes
    • Adding first animation
    • Adding text - Part 1
    • Adding text - Part 2
    • Copying one frame
    • Moving pictures
    • Film loops - Part 1
    • Film loops - Part 2
    • More film loops - Part 1
    • More film loops - Part 2
    • Growing lines - Part 1
    • Growing lines - Part 2
    • Center points
    • Animating text
  • Module
    10
    Director MX 2004 - Scripting with Lingo
    • Director MX 2004 - Scripting with LingoThis free online course covers scripting with Lingo using Director MX 2004. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to create cast members, put them on the stage, and animate them using the score to create engaging interactive animations .The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Learn how to use Lingo in Director
  • Module
    11
    Director MX 2004 - Sound in Director
    • Director MX 2004 - Sound in DirectorThis free online course covers using sound in Director MX 2004. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to import and edit audio files and use sound to create engaging interactive animations .The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Importing sounds
    • Converting sounds
    • Sound channel
    • Puppeting sounds
    • Referencing sounds
    • Sound level
    • Sound channels
    • Fading sounds
    • Key pressed
    • Queue sounds
    • Sound enabled
    • Pan a sound
  • Module
    12
    Director MX 2004 - Video in Director
    • Director MX 2004 - Video in DirectorThis free online course covers using video in Director MX 2004. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to attach video files to your Director project cast members, and use video to create engaging presentations .The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Files are always linked
    • Using QT controls
    • Pause video
    • Play video
    • Rewind video
    • Movie Time - Part 1
    • Movie Time - Part 2
    • Playing segments
  • Module
    13
    Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Diploma in Multimedia Development Assessment
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